My younger daughter was immersed in an engaging homework from school. When she noticed her elder sister seemed to be doing nothing, she burst out; “You did not even have any assignment. It’s not good o.” The sister responded; “No, I have an assignment, but I did it yesterday. Face your own assignment.”

Friend, face your assignment. Destiny assignment is personal. You cannot afford to copy or envy another person (John 21:21-22). Understand that we are all at different phases of our lives and assignments. While some are at their revelation phase, others are at the preparation phase. There are others who are at the manifestation phase. You need to know the emphasis of God for your own life now; revelation, preparation, or manifestation.

Don’t compare your phase with someone else (2 Corinthians 10:12). Face your own unique assignment. Don’t allow someone else’s manifestation to make you jump out of your own preparation (John 7:1-8). If you are among a group of friends, don’t be under any form of pressure. The fact that your friend is starting a new independent church work should not make you jump out of the church where God has called you to support the work there.

Destiny is not a rat race. Run your race. Stay on your lane. Follow your own timing (Joel 2:7-11). There is nothing as beautiful as a divine assignment that is carried out timely (Ecclesiastes 9:11-12). Indeed, God makes everything beautiful in His time, not your own time or the time of your friends (Ecclesiastes 3:11). Understanding divine timing is your greatest tool for navigating divine destiny (1 Chronicles 12:32). When you miss your time, you would miss your shine.

Like my older daughter ensured that she finished her assignment, also ensure you finish your own assignment (2 Timothy 4:6-8). There is no time to loaf about. You need to pay the price. You either pay now and play later, or you play and pay later. Your goal should be to finish your assignment and still have enough time to encourage and mentor others (Philippians 1:23-24). Unfortunately, some people were finished before they finished their assignment.

Don’t let the devil finish you before you finish your assignment (Judges 16:21). The devil’s ultimate goal is to destroy you (John 10:10). But if he cannot destroy you, he would attempt to stop you. If he cannot stop you, he will try to slow you down. If he cannot slow you down, he would try to limit you. Your assignment is in measures. Do your best to finish the measure alloted you by God (Romans 12:3, 2 Corinthians 10:13-15). Like Joshua, hit the ground running. There are many more lands to conquer (Joshua 13:1). Face your assignment.

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria